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Since aging is a highly individualized process, geriatric care managers must remain resourceful and responsive to deliver quality services to seniors and their families.  CARR presented to the Aging Life Care Association's Western Region Chapter on "Public Records: A Versatile Tool for Senior Advocacy".  CARR constructed a useful handout for attendees.  You may view and download the handout in this article.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for all the FAQs)

Capacity: What is?

Answer:

As defined by Title 22, §87101(c)(2), capacity of a facility refers to the ". . .maximum number of persons authorized to be provided services at any one time in any licensed facility."   A facility's capacity is printed on its license.

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LIC 508 (LIC 508D): Criminal Record Statement

Answer:

State law (Health & Safety Code §1569.17) requires that persons associated with licensed facilities be fingerprinted and disclose any convictions. The LIC 508 or LIC 508D, completed during the application and hiring process, asks for any criminal history of Licensees and facility employees.

Criminal Record Clearance requirement for all RCFEs.

To view the actual document, visit the link below:

http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/LIC508.PDF

This FAQ is in category: Understanding CCLD Forms

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Violation: Type B

Answer:

Pursuant to Transmittal No 09RM-18 dated 11/2009, §3-4200, a "Type B: Potential Health, Safety or Personal Rights Impact - Violations of the regulations and the Health and Safety Code that, without correction, could become an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of clients, or record keeping violation that would impact the care of clients and/or protection of t

This FAQ is in category: Understanding Inspection and Enforcement

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Basic Services: What services are RCFEs required to provide?

Answer:

Under  §87464(f), RCFEs are required to provide safe and healthful living accommodations and services, regular observation of the resident's physical and mental condition, three meals per day plus snacks, personal assistance with ADLs, medication management, social and recreational activities, transportation, housekeeping and maintenance.

This FAQ is in category: Understanding RCFE Care & Services

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Administrator: What is?

Answer:

Title 22 (§ 87405 & 87406)

All facilities must have a certified administrator.  The RCFE administrator is the individual designated by the Licensee to oversee the management of the facility.  The administrator must have sufficient freedom from other responsibilities (i.e. caregiving) and be on the premises a sufficient number of hours to permit adequate attention to the management of the facility. 

Title 22 states "that CCLD can require the administrator to devote additional hours  to their responsibilities in the facility if substantiated by written documentation" and CCLD "reserves the right to revoke the license of the facility for an administrator's failure to comply with regulations."

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